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Private law cases received by Cafcass decline by 10% over last 6 months

March figures show a 7% fall on a year ago

In March 2014, Cafcass received a total of 3,676 new private law cases. This is a 7% decrease on March 2013 levels.

 Between April 2013 and March 2014 Cafcass received a total of 46,495 new private law cases. This figure shows an increase of 2% from the 45,605 cases received in the previous financial year.

However, the yearly figures disguise a significant fall over the last six months. Whilst new cases received during the first 6 months (April  to September 2013) were 15% higher than for the same period last year (and during the first quarter demand was 26% higher than for the same period in the previous year), in second half of the year (October 2013 to March 2014) demand fell by 10%. Indeed, demand for every month from October 2013 onwards has been lower than for the corresponding month in the previous financial year.

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10/4/14